According to Space.com, the moon’s association with Mars will happen at 4 am EST (8 am GMT) on August 9. This means that they will look very close when viewed from the ground.
And if you cannot monitor the pairing at this time since the sky may be very bright from your location, there is also an opportunity to see it the night before, on August 8.
And the red planet should look like a bright star. And since the Moon and Mars will be very close to each other, it would actually be better to see them with the naked eye than the telescope.
Mars is scheduled to arrive at the interview (the presence of two celestial bodies on the opposite side of each other when they are detected from a specific location) in October this year. This means that it will be closer to Earth and more visible than at other times of the year.